• Computer Rooms

Computers and associated equipment generate a great deal of heat, so the ventilation design must ensure heat is dissipated effectively.

A failure to provide adequate ventilation in computer rooms may increase the probability of computer failure due to overheating, resulting in damage to the electronics, as well as the peripheral units.

Under operational conditions, computer equipment is susceptible to the temperature, humidity and the cleanliness or otherwise of the surrounding environment.

Computer rooms have a number of specific characteristics that need to be taken into account when selecting and designing the ventilation system. These generally include:

  • 24 hour operation
  • High sensible loads
  • Low occupancy and latent loads
  • Close control of temperatures and humidity required
  • High levels of reliability required, with some redundancy to ensure 24-hour operation
  • Noise levels generally above those for otf1ces due to the computer equipment
  • Capability tor expansion to allow for frequent upgrading of the computer equipment

Mechanical ventilation systems for computer rooms need to provide a high level of reliability, as the system is critical to the proper functioning of the building and the business conducted within it. Consequential losses arising from failure can be very significant in this type of building.

It is particularly important to establish the required loading of the space, the specific requirements of any mainframe computer and the capability for expansion as these are subject to wide variations.

Elta Fans provide a wide range of ventilation products for large and small computer rooms, with a comprehensive range of wall, duct and roof mounted fans to overcome heat and noise criteria, so for more information, please look at examples of typical products that could be used for these applications, or alternatively, please contact us to discuss your specific application requirement.